The cost of your orthodontic treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. Our team will review cost and discuss payment plan options prior to getting started so you can make the best choice for you and your smile. If desired, we can submit a pre-treatment claim for determination of benefits. If you would like our office to submit claim forms prior to treatment, we ask that you provide us with the name, address, and telephone number of your insurance carrier as well as the appropriate forms. Please complete the insured or employee portion of your form and sign where indicated.
There are many different agreements between insurance carriers and their subscribers, and each contract provides a different benefit. Orthodontic insurance generally differs from regular dental insurance in that each insured individual usually has a lifetime maximum benefit for orthodontic services. This benefit is paid as a percentage of the orthodontic fee (diagnostic records, initial fee, monthly payments, etc.) until the maximum benefit has been reached. Charges for retreatments as well as lost or broken appliances may not be covered by insurance.
We cannot render services on the assumption our charges will be paid by an insurance carrier. For your convenience, we will accept payments from your insurance company assigned to us by the insured. Such payments will be credited accordingly to your account. If your company requires verification of continuing treatment, you may send them a copy of your canceled checks or cash receipts. If your insurance carrier provides a form for verification of continuing treatment, we will be glad to complete the signature portion. For your convenience, we will gladly assist you in submitting initial insurance claims pertaining to charges for care rendered in our office.
Altera Orthodontics has payment options to ensure affordability and help make your smile goals attainable. We accept most insurances, offer pay in full discounts, in-house interest-free financing, referral discounts, same-day start savings, and family discounts.